This antique rug is in excellent condition for its provenance. It has been professionally repaired, restored, and cleaned, ready for use. Made in its namesake city, the rug is a stunning composition of technique, craftsmanship and design. The natural wool adds not only years to the rug, but also provides dirt-repellent qualities and thermal insulation. With a rich Color palette, the rug is a visual delight with an inner field studded with a beautifully ornate medallion and classic corner brackets. The border is handsome and complements the inner field. The overall impression is one of uber sophistication, timeless beauty, and exquisite craftsmanship. Story Behind the Art: Heriz rugs are Persian rugs from area of Heriz, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran. Distinguished by monumental floral designs and the impressive angular drawing, Heriz rugs enjoy enduring popularity for their versatility and excellent craftsmanship. Even as most Heriz tend to have strong medallion designs accented using rich Color , allover Heriz are not uncommon. Where other Persian carpets utilize a curved form, Herizes apply series of angular twists and turns, imparting an emphatic geometry to the design. Bright vibrant Color s and characteristic bold patterns make these rugs easy to identify. Woven using knots 30 to 80 per square inch, Heriz rugs do not seem to be tightly woven as their Persian counterparts like Tabriz but are durable and famed for their longevity.